Joint Aid for Dogs™

A high specification joint and muscle supplement for all dogs, designed to aid freedom of movement. Contains 'Muscle Maintenance' to support muscular structure and activity.

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Joint Aid for Dogs joint supplement

Joint Aid for Dogs™

The proven dog joint supplement with glucosamine for all dogs

A high specification joint supplement designed to support active and ageing joints. With Muscle Maintenance to aid mobility.

*100% No-Risk Money Back Guarantee.


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What are the Benefits of Feeding Joint Aid for Dogs joint supplement? 

  • Maintains flexibility of movement in all dogs regardless of age, size and level of exercise.
  • Supports the formation of cartilage, tendons, ligaments, synovial fluid and muscles.
  • Helps maintain the natural anti-inflammatory actions of the dog's metabolism.
  • Provides a unique combination of 32 active nutraceuticals.
  • Contains the Oatinol® Delivery System to maintain a high rate of nutrient absorption.
  • Contains high levels of Omega 3 to support optimum health and performance.
  • 100% wheat free.
  • A 100% Non GM, soya free formulation.
  • Manufactured to Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) standards as palatable, easy-to-feed 2mm pellets.
Joint Aid for Dogs is 100% non gm and wheat free

*100% No-Risk Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

This product is offered within the UK with a full Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee (250gm & 500gm packs only). Simply follow the feeding recommendation and if there is no change in your dog whatsoever after the pack has been used, we will refund the purchase cost, minus any postage costs (if applicable).

For full terms and conditions, please visit: Terms and Conditions.

Explained - The 28 Active Nutraceuticals in Joint Aid for Dogs

Nutraceuticals are products derived from food sources with extra health benefits in addition to their basic nutritional value.

Amino Acids (x5)

High levels of arginine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine and valine, essential for the production of muscle tissue.

Beta Carotene (Vitamin A Precursor)

A safe and effective way to provide the building blocks for vitamin A, which is vital for vision, appetite and growth.

Betaine

Helps preserve the availability of essential amino acids methionine and choline for use within the body.

Biotin

Essential for the integrity of claws and coat, as well as the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels and condition.

Calcium

Essential as a major constituent of bones and required for muscle contractions (all movement), cell membrane function and enzyme regulation.

Collagen Matrix

Possesses great tensile strength and provides the framework that gives tissues their firmness and resilience. It is essential for connecting and supporting the bones, tendons, muscles and cartilage.

Curcumin

An active ingredient of the spice, turmeric. It is a natural and powerful antioxidant and supports the normal anti-inflammatory action of the body in conjunction with vitamins: C and E and selenium.

Folic Acid (Vit B9)

Helps produce healthy blood cells and used by the body to manufacture DNA.

Glucosamine (Vegetable Source)

Gives cartilage its structure and shock absorbing qualities. It is involved in the formation of cartilage, tendons, skin, bone and ligaments.

Glutamic Acid

A natural flavour enhancer and an important nutritional support for natural gut health during times of stress.

Oligosaccharides (Mannan) (Prebiotic)

Support the immune system by maintaining naturally high levels of macrophage activity to block harmful organisms, being absorbed into the bloodstream.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Crucial for maintaining the natural anti-inflammatory action of the body. 

Hyaluronic Acid (Vegetable Source)

Involved in the structural formation of cartilage and helps to cushion and lubricate the joints.

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)

Essential for the manufacture of collagen and a source of sulphur, which helps to form cross links with other molecules that maintain the strength and integrity of connective tissues.

Piperine Black Pepper Extract

Supports the retention in the metabolism of some active nutraceuticals e.g. curcumin.

Salt: Sodium Chloride

An important electrolyte which regulates bodily fluids across cells and essential for movement of nerve impulses across the body.

Trace Minerals (x3)

Provides protected selenium, protected manganese and magnesium to help maintain low levels of muscle reaction to work.

Vitamin B6

Supports protein metabolism, growth and cognitive function.

Vitamin B12

Essential for the utilisation of amino acids; involved in the production of red blood cells and the integrity of the nervous system.

Vitamin C

Essential for the production of collagen in the body that forms the matrix of connective tissues in mammals.

Vitamin D3

Crucial for bone development. Also important for the immune system, fertility and the release of insulin.

Vitamin E

A natural antioxidant and essential for the health of reproductive, muscular, circulatory and nervous systems and immune functions in the metabolism.

Explained - The 4 Active Nutraceuticals in the Oatinol Delivery System

Nutraceuticals are products derived from food sources with extra health benefits in addition to their basic nutritional value.

Oatinol is a natural high quality oil based concept developed by and unique to GWF Nutrition. When incorporated into the feed it supplies the following four active nutraceuticals to:

  • Maintain gut cell integrity.
  • Maintain the lining of the gut.
  • Support the immune system.
  • Aid the absorption of active ingredients, vitamins and trace elements.

Galactolipid Natural Emulsifiers

Galactolipids are a combination of sugar and fat molecules that create the perfect medium for the absorption of active ingredients across the gut wall.

Natural Tocotrienol Antioxidants

Tocotrienol antioxidants are a natural form of vitamin E. They are 40-60 times more readily available than other forms of vitamin E and help to maintain the integrity of the cells forming the lining of the gut to aid absorption.

Oat Derived Beta Glucans

Beta Glucans have prebiotic properties that support beneficial bacteria in the gut to promote healthy absorption.

Phospholipids

Phospholipids have emulsifying properties and have been shown to actively influence nutrient digestibility and absorption.

Explained - Nutraceuticals & the Oatinol® Delivery System

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Why Should I Feed Joint Aid for Dogs?

We understand the need for supplying specialist nutracines to help maintain the structure and physiology of the joints and associated bone, cartilage and tendon. Joint degradation can occur due to one of two main reasons; wear and tear can occur simply as a function of age, or it can be caused by mechanical damage due to enhanced activity.

What we are also beginning to understand is what also happens to muscle and merely increasing protein intake is not the most efficient route to supporting muscular activity.

All cells contain protein in some form and the makeup depends on the type of cell. Even muscle cells vary between the types – smooth, cardiac and voluntary – as does the impact of normal processes affect their maintenance. For example, the abrasive effect of food passing along the gut, wearing down the absorptive surfaces, means massive regeneration and the gut wall has the largest need for dietary protein.

The voluntary, or striated, muscles also suffer from high levels of wear. We are probably all aware of the “ratchet” mechanism of muscle contraction, where muscle fibres slide over each over, but it does have certain limitations. Foremost is the conversion of a biochemical process (energy generation in the form of ATP) into a mechanical result, and it is accompanied by the generation of ultrastructural damage and the release of oxidative free radicals.

In line with all metabolic processes there is a balance between anabolism (building) and catabolism (breakdown). Normal levels of activity are within the natural constraints and muscle wear is matched by regeneration.

However, there is a biochemical and physiological process to muscle damage. Muscular activity induces protein breakdown and the release of inflammatory markers and immunomodulatory cues which mop up damaged particles. At the same time, oxidative free radicals and enzymes continue the process of protein breakdown.

Countering this is the process of protein deposition and tissue repair. It is initiated by an increase of vascular activity (blood supply) to the site of damage; not only will this improve the oxygen supply, which is beneficial for energy metabolism especially in slow twitch muscle fibres, but increase the relevant nutrients and metabolites needed for muscle regeneration.

There are two aspects to muscle repair, whilst protein deposition would seem the most obvious, lipid metabolism is essential. Muscle fibres are, in the main, protein strands, but are encased in a protein/lipid complex cell membrane and it is the chemical properties of the both the neutral lipids and the phospholipids that allow the strands to slide over each other; giving rise to contraction.

Both vascular development and cell membrane lipids benefit from Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. Although Omega-6 is sometimes regarded as being pro-inflammatory (it is actually anti-inflammatory but less so than omega-3), it is also a critical component in improving vascular flow. Omega-3 fatty acids are important in maintaining the neutral and phospho-lipids in the cell membrane.

Following on from the inflammatory phase of muscle degradation – when activity slows or stops – there is a phase of proliferation; proteolysis is reversed and the inflammatory cytokines promote collagen synthesis. This is initiated in the presence of the amino acid leucine, one of the branched amino acids that also include isoleucine and valine, and arginine also aids muscle development and vascular development.

In order to modulate muscle repair – over-proliferation can lead to muscle scarring, which is beneficial in wound healing – it is necessary to limit the pro-inflammatory phase, by promoting anti-inflammation and reducing oxidation. Antioxidant vitamins have been implicated in muscle integrity and tissue repair. Vitamin A improves muscle mass and reduces fat marbling, vitamins B, D, and biotin can help reduce proteolysis and vitamin C has been shown to moderate collagen synthesis.

Vitamin E has long been known as an effective antioxidant, but also reduces those enzymes associated with protein breakdown.

Trace elements are also associated with reduced muscle damage, especially selenium, manganese and magnesium.

Many of the components of Joint Aid will help support normal muscle dynamics. Some anti-inflammatory and antioxidant components are common to both joint and muscle physiology, as are collagen and chondroitin. Although more associated with cartilage metabolism, chondroitin helps modulate tissue regeneration and collagen makes up about 10% of regenerated muscle.

However, positive metabolites will enable a dynamic turnover of muscle metabolism, helping ameliorate the inflammatory phase and regulate proliferation. Specific antioxidants and trace elements have been added and the new product has been formulated to increase its levels of leucine, arginine and the branched chain amino acids.

By introducing these nutrients to the existing nutracines of Joint Aid, there are complementary antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support, beneficial omega-6:3 ratios and an amino acid profile suited to voluntary muscle.

Daily Feeding Recommendation

  • Simply mix with your dog’s normal feed.
  • Joint Aid can be fed to all dogs regardless of age, size or level of exercise.
  • For continued support, Joint Aid for Dogs is recommended to be fed on a daily basis.
  • Very digestible 2mm pellets.
  • Please store in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight.
  • 1 Measure (Included) = 10gm.
Size of Dog Maintenance Level Full Support Level

Small (up to 15kg)

Medium (16 - 30kg)

Large (31 - 45kg)

X-Large (Over 45kg)

1/4 Measure (2.5gm) / Day

1/2 Measure (5gm) / Day

1 Measure (10gm) / Day

2 Measures (20gm) / Day

1/2 Measure (5gm) / Day

1 Measure (10gm) / Day

2 Measures (20gm) / Day

3 Measures (30gm) / Day

Additional Product Information

Product Information & Analysis

WH040823-1354

 

Form & Pack Size(s)

 

Manufactured as:

  • Very Digestible 2mm Pellets

Available in:

  • 250gm Minimum Waste Pouches
  • 500gm Minimum Waste Pouch​es
  • 2kg Minimum Waste Pouches

Analytical Constituents

  • 22.5% Crude Protein
  • 8.5% Crude Fat
  • 13% Crude Fibre
  • 10% Crude Ash
  • 20% Starch
  • 1.5% Sugar
  • 1.65% Calcium
  • 0.5% Phosphorus
  • 0.25% Sodium
  • 0.6% Magnesium
  • 2.8% Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Composition

  • Black Oats
  • Hemp Seed Meal
  • Micronized (Sugar) Beet Pulp
  • Maize Gluten (Prairie) Meal
  • 2.9% Collagen Matrix
  • Oligosaccharides
  • Vegetable Oils & Fats (inc. Oatinol)
  • 2.5% Glucosamine (Vegetable Source)
  • Magnesium Carbonate
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • 1% MSM (Methylsulfonymethane)
  • 0.8% Hyaluronic Acid (Vegetable Source)
  • Calcium Sulphate Anhydrous (Pellet Binder)
  • Sodium Chloride

 Nutritional Additives

 

Amino Acids:

  • 2.7% Lysine (25gm L-Lysine / L-Lysine Monohydrochloride Technically Pure (3c322))
  • 2.15% Leucine
  • 1.75% Arginine (5gm Arginine/ L-Arginine (2b17003))
  • 1% Valine
  • 0.75% Isoleucine

Natural Products – Botanically Defined (/kg):

  • 3gm Curcuma Longa (2b163-ex)(Turmeric Extract)
  • 100mg Piperine (2b14003)(Black Pepper Extract)

Trace Elements (/kg):

  • 200mg Manganese (3b507 Dimanganous Chloride Trihydroxide)
  • 1mg Selenium (3b815 L-Selenomethionine)

Vitamins (/kg):

  • 5000iu Vitamin D3 (3a671)
  • 2515mg Vitamin E (3a700)
  • 1458mg Vitamin C (3a300)
  • 400mg Vitamin B6 (3a831)
  • 140mg Betaine (3a925)
  • 26mg Folic Acid (3a316)
  • 20mg Vitamin A precursor (3a160(a) Beta-Carotene)
  • 8mg Biotin (3a880)
  • 3mg Vitamin B12 (3a835; Cyanocobalamin)

Sensory Additives

 

Flavour Enhancers (/kg):

  • 8.5gm L-Glutamic Acid (2b620)
  • 5.03gm Premixture of Sensory Compounds

Technological Additives

 

Binders & Anti-Caking Agents (/kg):

  • 3.8gm Sepiolite (E562)

Quality Assurance / Storage Advice & Additional Information 

  • This product is manufactured to Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) standard.
  • This product should be stored in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight.
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Associated Knowledge Base Articles

For more detailed information relating to the benefits of this product, please refer to the following Knowledge Base articles:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

When Can I Start Giving Joint Aid to my Dog?

Joint Aid for Dogs is a high specification supplement designed to offer comprehensive joint care for all dogs. It can be fed from any age at the ‘General Support’ level to maintain freedom of movement and muscle condition throughout their lives.

For elderly and working dogs or those showing reduced muscle mass, Joint Aid for Dogs is recommended to be fed at the ‘Full Support’ level.

Is Joint Aid for Dogs Safe for Pregnant and Lactating Bitches?

Yes, Joint Aid is fine to use with pregnant, whelping or lactating dogs.

Is Joint Aid Suitable for Puppies?

Although our supplements are suitable for all dogs regardless of age or exercise level, we would suggest that very young puppies (under 6 months of age) will not need a joint care supplement like Joint Aid for Dogs unless there is injury or a family history of joint problems. However, using a joint supplement for general maintenance is a good way to help protect against joint issues in later life, particularly for large dogs or breeds prone to joint problems.

How Much Glucosamine is in Joint Aid for Dogs?

Please see 'Product Information & Analysis' above. Where percentages are shown, simply use that figure to work out how much your dog would be getting per scoop.

For example:
1% in a 10g scoop = 0.1g or 100mg
2% in a 10g scoop = 0.2g or 200mg.

Can Joint Aid be Given Alongside Your Other Supplements for Dogs?

Yes you can give your dog Joint Aid for Dogs along with any of our other supplements. There may sometimes be a crossover with ingredients, but your dog will simply pass any excess amounts and the chances of side effects are very small.

However, we would advise some caution with Raw Aid for Cats & Dogs, especially if you are also giving fortified complete feeds or other multivitamin & mineral supplements.

How Long Does it Take to See a Difference From Joint Aid for Dogs?

Thanks to our Oatinol Delivery System our customers tend to see a difference in their dogs much quicker than they have with other leading brands. During our veterinary trials, 70% of dogs showed an improvement within just 30 days of taking Joint Aid for Dogs. This is because Oatinol allows your dog’s body to maintain a higher rate of absorption of important nutrients like glucosamine.

*Based on blind veterinary tests carried out in 2008.

Are There Any Side Effects I Should Look out for With Joint Aid?

Unless your dog has an allergy to any of the ingredients themselves, there are no known side effects from the product. Joint Aid for Dogs contains glucosamine from a vegetable source so no shellfish is used.

My Dog Suffers From a Sensitive Tummy - will Joint Aid be Suitable?

Joint Aid for Dogs contains the Oatinol Delivery System which supports a healthy gut and good digestion, and we usually see a good response from dogs with sensitive digestive systems. If your dog is suffering from diarrhea or needs a bit more help with digestive health, Digestive Aid for Dogs is also worth a try.

Do You Use Green Lipped Mussel in Your Joint Care Supplements?

Green lipped mussels are one source of Omega 3 fatty acids used by some joint care supplements available today. We prefer to use another high quality source of Omega 3’s: hemp. Hemp Oil is probably the best source of Omega 3 fatty acids found in the plant world.

The unique combination found in hemp also allows your dog to produce other essential Omega 3 fats called EPA and DHA, both of which are normally only found in fish oils and are crucial for maintaining the natural anti-inflammatory action of the body.

Find out more about Omega 3 for Dogs.

Need More Information?

For all general enquiries, technical and feeding support, please telephone: +44 (0)1225 708482 or email: info@gwfnutrition.com

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